FANDOM


Name Entered office Left office Party Notes
Sir William Clarke 1661 1666
Matthew Locke 1666 1683
William Blathwayt 1683 1692 Whig
George Clarke 1692 1704 Tory
Henry St John April 1704 February 1708 Tory
Robert Walpole February 1708 September 1710 Whig
George Granville
from 1712, the Lord Lansdowne
September 1710 June 1712 Tory
Sir William Wyndham June 1712 November 1713 Tory
Francis Gwyn November 1713 September 1714 Tory
William Pulteney October 1714 11 April 1717 Whig
James Craggs 13 April 1717 15 March 1718 Whig
The Viscount Castlecomer 15 March 1718 18 May 1718 Whig
Robert Pringle 18 May 1718 24 December 1718 Whig
George Treby December 1718 1720 Whig
Thomas Trevor 1720 3 April 1724
Henry Pelham 3 April 1724 8 May 1730 Whig
Sir William Strickland 8 May 1730 1735 Whig
Sir William Yonge 1735 1746 Whig
Henry Fox 1746 1754 Whig
The Viscount Barrington 1755 19 March 1761 Whig
Charles Townshend 19 March 1761 8 December 1762 Whig
Welbore Ellis December 1762 July 1765 Whig
The Viscount Barrington July 1765 December 1778
Charles Jenkinson December 1778 March 1782 Tory
Thomas Townshend March 1782 July 1782 Whig
Sir George Yonge July 1782 April 1783 Whig
Richard Fitzpatrick April 1783 December 1783 Whig
Sir George Yonge December 1783 July 1794
William Windham July 1794 20 February 1801 Portland Whig
Charles Philip Yorke 20 February 1801 17 August 1803 Tory
Charles Bragge 17 August 1803 11 May 1804 Tory
William Dundas 11 May 1804 February 1806 Tory
Richard Fitzpatrick February 1806 31 March 1807 Whig
Sir James Murray-Pulteney 31 March 1807 June 1809 Tory
Lord Granville Gower July 1809 October 1809 Tory
The Viscount Palmerston October 1809 June 1828 Tory
Sir Henry Hardinge July 1828 July 1830 Tory
Lord Francis Gower July 1830 22 November 1830 Tory
Charles Williams Wynn 30 November 1830 4 April 1831 Canningite/Whig
Sir Henry Parnell 4 April 1831 1 February 1832 Whig
Sir John Cam Hobhouse 1 February 1832 6 April 1833 Whig
Edward Ellice 6 April 1833 14 November 1834 Whig
John Herries 16 December 1834 8 April 1835 Conservative
Viscount Howick 18 April 1835 27 September 1839 Whig
Thomas Babington Macaulay 27 September 1839 30 August 1841 Whig
Sir Henry Hardinge 4 September 1841 17 May 1844 Conservative
Sir Thomas Fremantle 17 May 1844 4 February 1845 Conservative
Sidney Herbert 4 February 1845 27 June 1846 Conservative
Fox Maule 6 July 1846 6 February 1852 Whig
Robert Vernon Smith 6 February 1852 21 February 1852 Whig
William Beresford 28 February 1852 17 December 1852 Conservative
Sidney Herbert 30 December 1852 8 February 1855 Peelite
The Lord Panmure 8 February 1855 26 February 1858 Whig
Jonathan Peel 25 February 1858 11 June 1859 Conservative
Sidney Herbert
from 1861, the Lord Herbert of Lea
18 June 1859 22 July 1861 Liberal
Sir George Lewis 22 July 1861 1863 Liberal

The office, which had been united to that of Secretary of State for War since 1854, was abolished in 1863.

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